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    Pacific Men's Waterpolo: No. 6 Pacific To Honor Seniors In Final Home Game Against No. 1 California

    Nov 11, 2010

    After spending nine consecutive weeks at the No. 7 position in national poll, Pacific's men's water polo jumped one spot to No. 6 in the latest poll released by the Collegiate Water Polo Association.

    The Tigers jumped one spot after defeating No. 11 Santa Clara, 14-7, and No. 6 UC Santa Barbara, 8-7. This is the first time since the 2006 season the Tigers have been ranked at the No. 6 spot.

    MPSF Mikasa Player of the Week
    Freshman goalkeeper Alex Malkis (Yoqneam, Israel) earned his first MPSF Mikasa Player of the Week award on Tuesday, November 8, 2010. Malkis earned the award after tallying 26 saves, three steals and one assist in two games. He currently has 170 saves in 20 games for an 8.50 saves per game average, which is second in the MPSF.

    Malkis had 11 saves in Pacific's 8-7 win over No. 6 UC Santa Barbara on Sunday, November 8, and helped the Tigers earn their second MPSF win on the season. He also had 15 saves in Pacific's 14-7 win over No. 11 Santa Clara on Friday, November 5. In Pacific's two contests over the weekend, opponents went a combined 2-for-18 on man up opportunities against Malkis.

    Sophomore Goran Tomasevic (Split, Croatia) also earned the award on September 7, when he tallied 10 goals, one assist, one steal and eight exclusions drawn in four games at UC San Diego's Triton Invitational.

    2010 Senior Class
    Prior to the start of the game, seniors Joey Gullikson (Sonoma, Calif.), T.J. Friedman (Fairfield, Calif.), Jeff Hoornaert(Stockton, Calif.), Hector Lam Jr. (San Diego, Calif) and Austin Delgon (Houston, Texas) will be honored in a senior day ceremony. Following the Tigers contest against California, the 2010 Tiger squad will face off against the Alumni at 2 p.m.

    Pacific hosts No. 1 California in the final home game of the 2010 season at 12 p.m. on Saturday, November 13. The Tigers then travel to No. 3 Stanford for a noon contest on Sunday, November 14.

    CWPA Top-20 Poll

    Rank

    Team

    Nov. 3 Poll

    Points

    1

    University of California

    1

    100

    2

    University of Southern California

    2

    95

    3

    Stanford University

    4

    89

    4

    University of California, Los Angeles

    3

    87

    5

    University of California, Irvine

    5

    79

    6

    University of the Pacific

    7

    76

    8

    Loyola Marymount University

    9

    63

    9

    Long Beach State University

    8

    59

    10

    Pepperdine University

    10

    57

    11

    University of California, San Diego

    12

    48

    12

    Santa Clara University

    11

    46

    13

    St. Francis College (N.Y.)

    14

    40

    14

    University of California, Davis

    13

    39

    15

    California Baptist University

    16

    29

    16

    Princeton University

    17(T)

    20

    17

    Bucknell University

    17(T)

    20

    18

    United States Naval Academy

    15

    15

    19

    Brown University

    RV

    6

    20(T)

    Pomona-Pitzer Colleges

    19(T)

    5

    20(T)

    Concordia University (Calif.)

    RV

    5

    RV

    United States Air Force Academy

    19(T)

    2